Sailing in MontereyLisa Elley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
8 " h x 10 " w x 1 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
This painting features a colorful palette, and thick impasto texture. I love the scenery near Monterey, as the Pacific Ocean greets the shoreline. You can often see anachronistic, decrepit and romantic fishing boats dotted along the coast here in Norcal. I love painting them in the setting of beautiful California wildflowers in the foreground!
Santa Clara, California
Working almost exclusively with a palette knife, Lisa Elley maneuvers her artistic blade with an uncanny fluidity. Why paint only with the knife? She says, "when I paint with a brush, which I do occasionally, I tend to focus on the detail. With a palette knife I can't focus on the detail too much, so my paintings are looser, and more gestural, with bigger sweeps and strokes." This technique is called wet-on-wet. And it seems to be quite popular, as she has been bestowed the title "Knife Queen" by her facebook fans. Fun fact: Lisa's high school art teacher told her to study harder at math, as a career in art was "impossible."
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Lisa, I purchased 'Birch Intentions'. What a beautiful piece! I love the texture of the birch trees that you've captured. Thank you so much!- K Burke
This painting is exactly what I expected. It will be enjoyed for years to come. Just beautiful!!!!- M Sobko